Best All-Season Tires for Your Mazda Mazda3

The Mazda3 is Mazda's compact car entry offered in sedan (four doors) and hatchback (five doors) forms on a shared platform with Ford from 2010-2013. It has proven to be a very popular car with a wide array of powertrain ranging from 167 hp up to 267 in the Speed3 model. If you're looking for a quiet and smooth all-season tire that does well in winter in the...  Read More

Falken Azenis RT615K Offers a Championship Winning Performance

The Falken Azenis RT6715K is the first tire from Falken that Tire Rack has ever offered. We are starting with a big hitter in that it is an Extreme Performance Summer option. It's designed as a street tire that is happy to go to racing. This tire has the new Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R in its sights in our survey results. Exhibiting strong wear potential with...  Read More

Michelin Defender LTX or Michelin LTX Premier: Which is Right for You?

Michelin recently introduced two new tire lines, the Premier LTX and Defender LTX M/S. Both tires are available in some of the same sizes, so a common question is, "Which one is the better choice?" For starters, these are both great tires and we expect many years of rave reviews to come. The Premier LTX features Expanding Rain Grooves and Emerging Grooves...  Read More

Best All-Season Ford Focus Tires

The Focus is Ford's compact car entry. Introduced in model year 2000, and selling upwards of 200,000 per year, it can be considered a success. Last re-designed in 2010, you will find the entry-level tire size to be 195/65R15. But Ford offers many variations in trim levels, engine sizes and tire sizes, so always double check the size you have on yours before...  Read More

Best Summer, All-Season and Winter Tires for the Latest-Generation Audi A7

The Audi A7 is an executive level mid-size four-door hatchback, or as Audi prefers "Sportback" car. Starting at just under $70,000, adding this thoroughbred to your stable could be a sign that you have made it. With less than a thousand sold a month, you will likely own the only one in the parking lot at work. Since the 2012 redesign, Audi seems to have used...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Honda Pilot

The Pilot is Honda's largest SUV. While sharing platforms with the Odyssey minivan, it broadens appeal to the group of families that just don't want a minivan, but still need the room and flexibility. The current model has been on the road since 2009 and is viewed as a success both critically and commercially. The 245/65R17 size in extremely popular, but...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Mazda CX-7

The CX-7 was introduced in 2007 as Mazda's mid-size SUV. After a five-year run, it was replaced by the CX-5. Being larger than a compact SUV, and yet smaller than the mid-size offerings, it hoped to find the sweet spot in between. With only a mild update in 2010, we most commonly see tire size 235/60R18 outfitted on the Mazda CX-7.  Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 Pirell...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Ford F150

According to Ford, the F-150 has been the best-selling truck in the United States for 35 straight years. That is an impressive run! From work truck to lap of luxury, the F-150 has a model for you. The popular four-wheel drive model is typically equipped with a tire size of 265/70R17. However, with upwards of 750,000 vehicles made each year, there are many...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Chevrolet Silverado

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a top-selling workhorse vehicle in the United States. Appealing to contractors, tradesmen and families alike, there is a Silverado out there for almost anyone. Based on my unscientific sampling of people I talk to as a member of our sales team, the half-ton, four-wheel drive model is the most popular model. Since at least 2007...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for 20" Equipped Suburbans and Escalades

The Chevrolet Suburban and Cadillac Escalade EXT define the large SUV category. Power, room and luxury are found in varying degrees across the various trim levels of this half-ton chassis. An early adopter of large wheels on an SUV, the aftermarket tire manufacturers have brought their A-list tires to the popular 275/55R20 found on many these SUVs. Bridgeston...  Read More

Looking for new tires for your Honda Civic?

First seen in 1972 as a sub-compact, the Civic has grown into a compact car leader around the world. Having sold tens of millions since its inception, there is a strong demand for help when searching for replacement tires. With a 40-plus year history, there have been many sizes used. We will be focusing on 205/55R16, which is a popular size on...  Read More

Need the Best Replacement Tires for Your Ford Fusion?

Introduced for model year 2006, the Ford Fusion is a mid-size four-door sedan that goes against the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord in the marketplace. With over two million sold since its introduction, replacement tire searches are common. The typical search focuses on wet and snow traction, as well as long treadlife. There have been a number of tire size...  Read More

Looking for Best Replacement Tires for a Chevy Cruze?

The Chevy Cruze replaced the Cobalt in 2011 as GM's compact segment entry. With almost a quarter million sold each year, requests for replacement tires are common. Requests regarding new tires usually involve long life, with good wet and winter traction. Chevrolet offers a number of trim packages that involve various size tires. Always be sure to check the...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Your VW Jetta

The Jetta is Volkswagen's best-selling model with over 14 million sold. As such, it should not come as a surprise that our sales team frequently fields requests for the best tire to put on the Jetta. The typical top requirements from customers tend to be snow traction, longevity and ride quality.   Keep in mind there are a number of different size options...  Read More

Best Tire Choices for the Subaru Outback

Introduced in 1994, the Outback has become a favorite among people looking for utility in both space and capability. While the Subaru all-wheel drive system is revered, especially in utilizing the available grip in snow, that grip is still ultimately limited by the tires. For more insight on this, be sure to check out "I Have Anti-Lock Brakes and Traction...  Read More

Best All-Season Honda Accord Tires

The ninth-generation Honda Accord introduced for model year 2013 has been a perennial favorite with many American sedan buyers. The popularity of this car platform naturally results in a lot of inquiries regarding what the best replacement tire may be. Many drivers request a tire that features good snow traction. Since snow is the most difficult surface to...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for the Best-Selling Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry has been the best -selling passenger car in the United States for years. It only stands to reason that a lot of people are looking for advice on what to buy for their next tire. The typical top requirements tend to be snow traction, longevity and ride quality.   Keep in mind there are a number of different size options used on the Camry....  Read More

Tire Rack's Free Road Hazard: The Best Deal in the Tire Business

As of September 18th 2014, Tire Rack offers free Tire Road Hazard Program on most passenger tires we sell. This is an incredible value at no cost. Every year it seems we get several calls from customers that had a run in with a pothole and came out on the other side with sidewall bubbles or maybe even a complete blowout.  This is always a frustrating...  Read More

Better Priced Options for the 19" Equipped Ford Escape

Some of the newer Ford Escape models are arriving on dealer's showroom floors installed with tire size 235/45R19. Unfortunately, there are only a handful of options in that size and they tend be on the higher side of the price scale. There is hope out there though. We have found an alternate size that offers more choices and has a lower price. This alternate...  Read More

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) on Newer Volkswagens

With the requirement put in place in 2007 for every vehicle to be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, the standard method involved having a transmitter on each wheel. This transmitter emits a wireless signal that the vehicle computer receives and processes. At a minimum, this transmission contains the tire pressure and an ID code. This ID code...  Read More